Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England July 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:13 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 12:58 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:21 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Today at 10:48 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:27 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 9:23 am

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB Today at 8:23 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 7:55 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 2:51 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Today at 2:33 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 8:23 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by meatburner Yesterday at 6:44 pm

» Spots on rosemary/marigolds
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:00 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:56 pm

» applying square foot gardening to container gardening! help!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Turnips
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:59 pm

» What I've learned this year
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 8:43 am

» Squash vine Borers!!
by Scorpio Rising 7/18/2017, 9:56 pm

» Solar panels
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:34 pm

» Spiders! (Warning, arachnophobes: Photos)
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:24 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by sanderson 7/18/2017, 3:47 pm

» Garden Fritatta
by sanderson 7/18/2017, 3:23 pm

» Garden Footwear
by hammock gal 7/18/2017, 9:37 am

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver 7/18/2017, 7:46 am

» PVC Watering Grid.
by AtlantaMarie 7/18/2017, 6:41 am

» Tornado Cake
by july541 7/18/2017, 3:02 am

» Fairy tale eggplant
by Robbomb116 7/17/2017, 8:45 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Boston-area tomatoes help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  Cincynative on 6/25/2012, 11:58 am

We've got four varieties of tomatoes - Black Krim, Rutgers, a red cherry and a yellow grape (sorry, can't remember the varieties of the last two). We planted in late April. All of them look healthy, but some are still quite short and almost none have flowers yet (a total of seven plants have about four small flowers among them). Leaves on all look healthy--no wilt, browning, yellowing, critters, etc. I'd have thought that at least the cherries and grapes would be flowering by now, especially with the last few days of hot weather. Is it still too early to expect lots of flowers? Do our plants need something? They're in Mel's Mix from last year, which we've amended with new compost. This is only our second year, so we're fairly clueless! Thoughts? Thanks!
avatar
Cincynative

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-03-06
Location : Boston, MA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  walshevak on 6/25/2012, 1:17 pm

Give them a week of warm weather and see if they improve. Since this is 2nd year MM and shot of compost tea might be in order, or a bit more compost as a top dressing.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4352
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  Cincynative on 6/25/2012, 3:43 pm

Thanks, Kay. That's what we're figuring to do. I hope that it'll just take a little more patience and maybe a little compost tea. I'm just so eager to bite into a fresh tomato! And not sure how others in my area are faring. Fingers crossed.
avatar
Cincynative

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-03-06
Location : Boston, MA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/25/2012, 4:03 pm

Mine out here on the Cape are about the same as yours, Cincynative. The few flowers and any little green toms are on the 2 plants that I bought with flowers already on them.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6182
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  quiltbea on 6/28/2012, 2:04 pm

I'm north of you and my tomatoes are in various stages of growth. Some don't have but a few flowers just starting and some have green tomatoes forming. It could depend on your variety, too. My Green Zebras, Chico III, Black Plum, and Sausage tomatoes are forming fruits while I'm still waiting on all the others. I have over a dozen varieties. Be patient. Remember, when we get those over 90-degree days, it sets the plants back a little. They can't handle too much heat.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4681
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  Cincynative on 6/28/2012, 3:00 pm

Thanks for weighing in, CapeCoddess and quiltbea. I didn't have a chance to check this morning, but yesterday, I think I saw a few more flowers. Still not as many as I'd have expected with healthy-looking plants, though. The recent rains and warm weather have definitely given some height to all of them. I'm still a bit worried about the lack of flowers (and no fruits at all yet), but I'll try to be patient. Good to know, quiltbea, about the hot weather. I always thought that tomatoes liked hot weather. I guess just not TOO hot! We did get 3 days in a row of 95-98 last week. CC, I think we might be in about the same zone. We're technically 6b, but we're quite close to the water (about 3 miles), and there's this little area right on the coast in Boston that's a 7, so we're almost like the Cape. Will try to remember to check back in when we get some fruit. Cheers!
avatar
Cincynative

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-03-06
Location : Boston, MA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Boston-area tomatoes help

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum